What will I be doing?
You’ll be working alongside local people to build the classroom. You don’t need any building experience to take part — just enthusiasm, motivation and the desire to muck in and help!
What’s the itinerary?
Fri 19 October/ 26 October
Meet your team at London Heathrow airport and take an overnight flight to Kigali.
Sat 20 October/ 27 October
Arrive in Kigali and travel to your hotel. There’s time to relax before enjoying a welcome dinner.
Sun 21 October/ 28 October
Go on a morning sightseeing tour of Kigali, to explore its many sights before travelling to Ruhengeri, our base for the week. There will be a project briefing in the evening.
Mon 22 - Thu 25 October/ Mon 29 October — Thur 1 November
Each morning you will travel to the local school to help build the classroom block. During the week we will visit another ActionAid project and enjoy some cultural activities. Each evening we’ll eat dinner at different restaurants in the area.
Fri 26 October/ 2 November
The final day of the build and an emotional farewell ceremony. We celebrate our achievements with a last meal with new friends.
Sat 27 October/ 3 November
Transfer to the airport on Saturday for the return flight back to London, arriving Sunday morning.
Optional Gorilla Safari extension from £995
Sat 27 October - Tues 30 October/
Sat 3 November - Tues 6 November
You will travel across the border into Uganda to spot gorillas in Bwindi National Park.
When you are not trekking into the jungle in search of apes, you will have time to explore the local area, before returning to Rwanda to fly home.
63%of the population live below the poverty line on less than $1.25 a day
12%of children are underweight
What’s included in my trip?
- International flights
- All meals and drinking water
- First aid trained team leader
- Transport within Rwanda
Ideas to help reach your fundraising target
Whether you’re a first timer or experienced at raising money, we can help you meet your fundraisng target. Plus we’ll send you lots of resources to help promote your event — everything from balloons to posters.